View Full Version : Bent over Barbell Row From - question

hug dog
05-20-2011, 10:18 AM
I am enjoying my 3rd resurgence at working out to become strong and healthy. Bent over rows seem to be a mystery for me. I certainly do them but it seems when I look up videos to get assistance I am getting different thoughts.

Question 1: Over hand grip or under hand grip? Why workout partner says underhand is better but the videos I am watching are showing over hand grip. What is the difference?

Question 2: Do you let the weight rest on the floor between each rep?

Question 3: What kind of back angle is best? I read parallel with the floor but I am also hearing 45 degree angle.

I am mainly worried about not getting hurt but also making sure I am hitting the back correctly. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks.

05-20-2011, 10:42 AM
Jason Pegg just posted this today over on Elite.

as he says:
"From the source"


hug dog
05-20-2011, 10:51 AM
Thanks a lot. that certainly helps. So the "normal" Rows you see work they just don't hit the Lats as much. A bit worried about dropping the weights on the floor that hard but everything else seems doable.